Everton manager Marco Silva insists Yerry Mina needs to put in more effort to find a place regularly in the first team.
The Columbian defender had a brilliant start to his Everton career and has had a number of impressive performances for the Toffees. But things have slowed down in the last few weeks as he hadn’t featured in the last seven matches until the Newcastle United game when he was given a game time of 15 minutes.
The Columbian arrived from Barcelona for a reported fee of £28.5m but is yet to make his mark at the Goodison Park. With Kurt Zouma and Phil Jagielka both unavailable the defender will have another chance to prove his worth as he is expected to start alongside Michael Keane when Everton host Chelsea.
Silva said, “What I ask to see from him is more consistency at Finch Farm. The first thing I hope is to see Yerry Mina working every day until the end of the season.
“His first season in the Premier League is completely different to everything that he had in his career playing in Colombia and after in Brazil and after in one club like Barcelona.
“Everything is completely different with what is happening in the Premier League.
“But he can get to be a really important player for us. We believe in him and we spent the money on him because we believed in that moment he could be a very good solution for us.
“He has to adapt as soon as possible, as fast as possible to this competition, to the big challenges he will have every single match.
“But he has to be more consistent here and he has to have some luck (with injuries).”